MX3 cone crusher makes its debut

Metso’s revolutionary Multi-Action cone crusher series has a new addition, with the MX3 launched on the opening day of bauma 2019.

This new machine was designed to assist mid-sized quarry operations by providing higher levels of productivity as well as lower operating costs.

The new addition to the series follows the launch of the MX4 in 2017, which was the first model within Metso’s MX cone crusher series. Around 50 MX4 crushers have been sold worldwide, according to Metso representatives.

Metso Australian Vice President Aggregates Shaun Fanning said the company’s Multi-Action technology had already provided benefits throughout the country.

“Our customers are getting some remarkable results with the MX4,” he said.

“Some of our industry’s major players have really embraced this unique technology. We currently have several MX4 crushers in operation and being commissioned.”

The MX3 is similar to the MX4 in design principles and technology; it has been scaled down but still delivers very high reduction ratios with a refined, in-spec end product shape and consistency critical in aggregate.

The MX cone crusher series was designed with one goal in mind – to provide the most profitable outcome for the machine owner’s business, according to the machine’s engineering team. In addition, the company said MX had the potential to decrease cost of ownership whilst supercharging productivity.

Mr Fanning said the rotating bowl and piston adjustments within the MX machines were fully automated and could adjust their settings without any human control.

Furthermore, the MX crushers have fast and convenient wear component change-outs, with accessibility via the top of the machine taking about two to three hours to complete. The liners also boast up to 25 per cent longer life compared to traditional crushers.

The quality of the crushing process can also be analysed in real-time thanks to Metso’s VisioRock Compact photo particle size analyser. Plus the Modbus communication interface allows quick access to particle size distribution via the mounted cameras above the crusher’s output conveyor.

According to Metso, the Multi-Action technology could result in cost savings of 10 per cent or more in comparison with other cone crushers, and the cost per tonne could decline thanks to savings in wear components and effective and continuous crushing action.

Mr Fanning said assistance with the technology was always close by, courtesy of Metso’s Australian Service team.

“Members of our team are always on hand to help customers with machine commissioning, diagnostics, optimisation and repairs,” he said.

“The knowledge and experience of our people combined with the best technology on the market is what makes the big difference to our customers.”

Image: Metso’s MX3 crusher launch at bauma 2019.

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